If your soul returns to your higher self why have so many chosen to return as the victims of Haiti and will their souls have comfort on their return to their creator?

No one chose to return as a victim of Haiti, because we do not have that option. The bible is very clear on the topic of reincarnation; once you are dead you stay that way until the resurrection at the last day.
Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.